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Save the Dates for the 2017–18 season at Curtis!


We are excited to announce the Curtis Institute of Music's 2017–18 season! This season is full of compelling offerings, including the rarely performed opera A Quiet Place by alumnus Leonard Bernstein; intimate recitals featuring Sarah Shafer, Peter Wiley, Jonathan Biss, and other distinguished alumni and faculty; and Curtis Symphony Orchestra concerts led by renowned conductors from around the world. Be sure to mark your calendars—we look forward to seeing you this season!

Single tickets will be available for sale later this summer. Purchase information will be posted here as it becomes available.



Curtis Symphony Orchestra           

October 29              Juanjo Mena, conductor                                               
January 28 Gilbert Varga, conductor
April 29 Karina Canellakis (Violin ’04), conductor   


Curtis Opera Theatre          


October 5, 6, 7, 8                                       DEBUSSY,   Impressions of Pelléas    
November 16, 17, 18, 19  TCHAIKOVSKY,  Eugene Onegin
March 7, 9, 11, 13  BERNSTEIN,  A Quiet Place*
May 3, 5, 6       

WEILL, Mahagonny: Ein Songspiel and MENOTTI, The Medium*    

*The productions of A Quiet Place, Mahagonny: Ein Songspiel, and The Medium at the Perelman Theater are made possible, in part, through a partnership between Curtis Opera Theatre, Opera Philadelphia, and the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.  


Curtis Presents                                   

October 17                                                 Noah Bendix-Balgley, Peter Wiley (Cello ’74), and Robert Levin              
November 5 Sarah Shafer (Opera ’14) and Mikael Eliasen
December 9 Aizuri Quartet (String Quartet '16) with Jonathan Biss (Piano ’01)
February 10 David Shifrin (Clarinet ’71) and the Zorá Quartet
April 15  Marinus Ensemble with Michael Rusinek (Clarinet ’92)


Student Recital Series

October 20 at 8 p.m.

First Student Recital    

Recitals take place most Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays in Field Concert Hall.


Family Concerts




Performances, artists, and venues are subject to change 


No Curtis performances are scheduled for the next week. To learn about future events, check the calendar on the lower left, the series tabs above, or the browse options to the right.

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SATURDAY, MAY 04, 2013, 1:30 PM



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Across the Centuries: Songs for soprano and guitar by Dowland, Schubert, and The Beatles
Music in the Galleries

at Philadelphia Museum of Art

Philadelphia Museum of Art

DOWLAND "Come Again, Sweet Love doth Now Invite" from 'The First Booke of Songes'
Anna Davidson, soprano
Jordan Dodson, guitar ('13)

DOWLAND "Flow my tears", from The Second Booke of Songes
Anna Davidson, soprano
Jordan Dodson, guitar ('13)

HARRISON While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Anna Davidson, soprano
Jordan Dodson, guitar ('13)

LENNON Across the Universe
Anna Davidson, soprano
Jordan Dodson, guitar ('13)

LENNON Here, There, and Everywhere
Anna Davidson, soprano
Jordan Dodson, guitar ('13)

LENNON Strawberry Fields Forever
Anna Davidson, soprano
Jordan Dodson, guitar ('13)

SCHUBERT "Heidenröslein," D.257
Anna Davidson, soprano
Jordan Dodson, guitar ('13)

SCHUBERT “Nacht und Träume,” D. 827
Anna Davidson, soprano
Jordan Dodson, guitar ('13)


Rodin Museum Presented by the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Free with museum admission. {i}Music in the Galleries is generously supported by Cooke & Bieler, LP.{/i}

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